RC Concept have released first images of their new ECR10 540-class electric brushless motor. Compared to the previous motor, the ECR features a high airflow can in 2-tone red and black finish, redesigned end plates, new heavy duty solder taps, and several other refinements. The motor will hit stores in several modified windings by end of March.
Hudy’s 30mm and 40mm brushless fan units are now also available in convenient 12-piece XL packs. The reliable fans are ball-raced and feature solder tabs that allow to shorted the included 200mm all-black receiver wire to the needed size without having to crimp on new connectors. The fans are usable for speedo and motor cooling alike and the XL packs make it easy to equip a whole fleet of on-road or off-road cars.
SchuurSpeed have introduced their new V4 brushless stock motor. Designed to comply with ROAR rules – homologation is excepted late March – the motors feature an optimised short stack stator, new rotors, revised sensors, and they are 30 grams lighter; all contained in a specially designed can to maximise cooling. The motor will become available in 13.5T, 17.5T and 21.5T specifications and has already proven its performance by taking multiple stock class wins at last weekend’s Desert Classic race.
Coming soon from Team Powers is a 5000kV variant of the MBX censored brushless motor. Designed for smaller scale vehicles, the 16x27mm motor weighs in at 18.5g and it utilises a 2mm pinion shaft. The sensored design makes for exceptional low-RPM drivability and with its 5000kV rating it is usable for a wide range of applications.
Reedy’s Sonic 540-M3 motor is now available in a special 6.5T version designed specifically for 1/12th Modified class racers who race in European events where a 6.5T limit is mandated. A short-stack stator, revised wire sizes, upgraded magnet, and reduced weight make this version perfectly suited for this distinct racing application.
Coming soon from Hobbywing are the new XeRun V10 G3 Modified and Stock brushless motors. An evolution of the previous G2 motors, both are of a radical new design that does away with wide parts of the classic motor can in favour of longer front and rear end bells that are also tailor-designed to suit the application. While the 5.5T to 8.5T modified motors, intended for off-road applications, sport smaller openings in the end bells to prevent dirt from entering, the 3.5T to 5.0T modified and 10.5T to 21.5T stock motors will come with larger openings for added airflow and cooling. Both end bell designs are also available separately as upgrades. The updated can design greatly reduces overall weight with the modified motors weighing at approximately 161g while the stock variants weigh in at about 132g. While being lower in weight, Hobbywing claim the stock variants also produce four percent increased torque and up to 16 percent higher RPM compared to the G2. Also new for the G3 are a 26 percent larger front and a 6 percent smaller rear bearing which leads to more stable and smoother running motors. Both variants also come with stepless adjustable timing, in order to fine-tune the power characteristics. The specifications are rounded off by heavy duty solder tabs and a single sensor wire port.
Coming from RC Speed Secrets and made for the R1 Wurks V16 stock brushless motors is the Beast-Mode motor performance kit. The set includes three titanium motor can screws, three endbell screws as well as a titanium motor ring and RCSS Next-Level hybrid ceramic motor bearings. As the stock steel screws and ring interfere with magnetic fields in the motor, causing drag on the rotor and holding it back from its full potential, the included titanium screws allow the motor to rev higher and perform better, something that is further helped by the free-spinning ceramic bearings. The set is best used with the V16 13.5T and 17.5T motors and it is available with “Bada Bling” oil-slick design or stealth black screws.
Coming from Japanese company GForce is the new Ryujin brushless motor for 1/10th drift cars. Designed especially for drift racing the motor features a new high-airflow can with machined cooling openings as well as a built in fan for further improved cooling efficiency and a certain soundscape. The motor offers adjustable timing and it is available in 8.5T, 10.5T and 13.5T variants from mid-February.